Professor Claire Roberts
Claire Roberts is the Lloyd Cox Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide, Deputy Director of the Robinson Research Institute and leads its Pregnancy and Birth Theme and its Cohort and Intergenerational Studies Facility. Claire Roberts is President of the International Federation of Placenta Associations and Past President of the Australian and New Zealand Placenta Research Association. She is an internationally recognized authority and thought leader in placenta research. Claire has used many animal models to elucidate effects on placenta and fetal growth of a variety of pregnancy perturbations. Since 2005 she has been the Scientific Director of 2 large pregnancy cohorts and has developed algorithms for use as screening tools to predict which women are at risk of developing a major pregnancy complication. She is PI on a NIH NICHD Human Placenta Project study to profile placenta and maternal blood across gestation using next generation sequencing technologies.